This post is all about CrossFit tips!
In this post, you can find so many different tips, ideas, and hacks for CrossFit!
Whether you’re needing workout tips for starting CrossFit out of shape, CrossFit open tips, workout gear ideas, competition tips, or anything else…. This list has you covered and will constantly be added to, so feel free to check back any time!
Personally, I have only done CrossFit specifically for about 3 years (at the time of writing this post.) But over just 3 years, I have learned SO MUCH. I’ve gone from a complete CrossFit newbie to training 10+ hours per week in my gym’s Competitor’s program, because I love it so much!
I really believe that in conjunction with my NASM Certified Personal Trainer knowledge, I’m going to bring you some CrossFit tips and tricks that are EXTREMELY helpful!
Enjoy this post about CrossFit tips!
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Best CrossFit Tips and Ideas
CrossFit for Beginners
How quickly does CrossFit get you in shape?
You can start seeing results from CrossFit within just a few weeks! You have to note that you cannot outwork a bad diet.
So if you’re putting in 3+ hours of CrossFit per week, but then eating like poo outside the gym, you’re not going to see the results you want.
The quicker you can clean up your diet, the more quickly you’re going to see results from your work in the gym.
Is CrossFit hard for beginners?
CrossFit is actually very beginner-friendly! Everyone has to start somewhere and every CrossFit athlete had a beginning stage at some point.
Most CrossFit boxes provide either a beginner’s class with more in-depth tutorials or a “sweat” style class that doesn’t include much complex barbell work.
In addition, at almost every CrossFit box the coaches will provide tips and modifications to meet you where you’re at. Almost every move in the sport is modifiable and can be scaled to your current fitness level and abilities!
The growing list below is full of CrossFit products, items, and essentials you may need! I am constantly being asked questions about what gear I use and what my husband and I use in our home gym, so I wanted to give you a directory of alllllll the resources! ☺️
- Here’s a list of what to bring to the gym for CrossFit
- Here are the CrossFit home gym necessities if you want to start your own home gym on a budget!
CrossFit Workout Tips and Ideas
Below is a growing list of all kinds of CrossFit workouts, warmups, stretches, and more!
- Here are 10+ fun and unique CrossFit warm up ideas everyone loves!
- Enjoy these 9 super fun CrossFit workouts you can do at home alone or with a partner!
- These are the 15 stretches for after a workout that I highly recommend post-WOD!
Tips and Ideas for CrossFit Competitions
Here are the best tips for CrossFit competitions! Having done several competitions each year that I’ve been in CrossFit so far, I’ve learned a lot that you definitely need to know; What to do and what NOT to do. So I’m really excited for you to be able to learn from my mistakes! (While having a BLAST at your competitions!🎉)
- Want to know what to pack for a CrossFit competition? This post will help you learn from my mistakes! 😬
- Need help picking the perfect women’s CrossFit team name? Everyone will get a kick out of these ideas!
Getting Better at CrossFit
How do I get better at CrossFit?
This is going to sound so cliche, but it all goes back to “practice makes perfect.” Although you can never be perfect at this sport, you can constantly be getting better!
And that’s honestly what makes CrossFit so fun, isn’t it? You always have something you can be working at!
However, the most practical way you can start getting better at CrossFit immediately is to stay consistent. — If you want to get really good at CrossFit, you’re going to need to train at least 4 days a week, if not 5. And, depending on how good you really want to get, a 1-hour class each day may not be enough.
Personally, when I started seeing MASSIVE change is when I started in a competitor’s program where I began training 2 hours per day.
You have to think, the top CrossFit Games athletes train anywhere from 6-8 hours per day. 😳 So decide where you want to be, and start putting in the time accordingly.
Why am I not improving at CrossFit?
Literally the ONLY way to not get better at CrossFit is to not stay consistent.
You absolutely HAVE TO be consistent if you want to get better. Don’t make excuses. Set a weekly schedule for when you do it each week and just go. Decide right now that it’s not an option not to.
Remember: a tiny bit of progress each day is what adds up to BIG results!
Also, make sure you’ve set appropriate CrossFit goals that are attainable, realistic, measurable, and have a specific time frame!
What kind of body does CrossFit give you?
CrossFit is perfect for losing body fat and building lean muscle, simultaneously.
If you’re a woman who doesn’t want any muscle on her body, CrossFit probably isn’t for you. I started gaining muscle very quickly with CrossFit (especially once I started getting serious with taking my isolate protein immediately after my workouts!)
I think a lot of women veer away from CrossFit because they see what the top Games athletes look like and they think to themselves “I don’t want to get bulky.”
But the truth is, those athletes train for 6-8+ hours per day, eat around 3,000 calories per day, and have been doing this for YEARS. Simply doing CrossFit classes throughout the week will not make you look like a Games Athlete… It will simply give you a nice toned body that looks fit and healthy.
How many days a week should I CrossFit?
When you first start in CrossFit, you may need more rest days than a seasoned athlete would. So in this case, taking 3-4 rest days would be acceptable… And you could decrease your rest days as you progress in the sport.
However, for more seasoned athletes, it’s recommended to take one rest day for every 3 workout days.
You’ll find that most CrossFit athletes (and even competitive CrossFit training programs) recommend 2 rest days per week. Typically this looks like resting on Wednesday and Saturday OR Thursday and Sunday each week.
I hope you love these CrossFit tips! For daily workouts, nutrition help, and a supportive community, join the SR Wellness Group Coaching Program!
Please comment below if you have any questions! You can also message me on Instagram and I’m happy to chat with you!